Bosch Washer Flooded My Basement!

fe519September 25, 2011

Hi everyone. So I have a front load Bosch Nexxt 800 series washer and its acting up and I'm hoping someone can point me to the right direction. This problem started about a year ago, the water doesn't stop filling the washer. Yesterday, it happened to me again and I heard I can narrow the problem by unplugging the washer when the water is overfilling the machine. So that is what I did and the water stopped when I unplugged the power cord. Then I plugged it back in and everything resumed as normal. At this point, where should I be focusing the problem since the water shut off when I unplugged the power. I appreciate the help.

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Sounds to me like sticky fill solenoid. Common thing. Cheap fix. Easy replacement.

I would have worried about the control-board or relay but your description of intermittent problem combined with normal operation most of the time leads to focus on the more-common problem. When control-boards or relays fail they generally stay that way. Solenoids love to drive everybody nuts for a year first. I'll bet that's what you've got.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 11:21PM
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Thanks for the reply! I've searched online but can't find "fill solenoid" for my Bosch. Would it be called something else? I've found "Water Inlet Valve", is that the same thing?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 1:45PM
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    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 2:22PM
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There is also a fill switch which is supposed to shut the water off once it reaches the level you select. I would suspect that before a stuck solenoid.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 2:51PM
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Hi don_1_2006. I've searched for a fill switch and I might try that as my first solution. But I'm having trouble finding the "fill switch". Is this the right part?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 6:57PM
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I'm still searching for a "fill valve" and can't find anything and was wondering if anyone can shed some light. The exact model of my washer is Bosch Wfmc8440UC . Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 9:03PM
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